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Judge Martin V.B. Bostetter Jr. (access required)

Longtime U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin V.B. Bostetter Jr. died in Alexandria Aug. 8. He was 88. A native of Baltimore, Judge Bostetter attended school in Fairfax County before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He attended the ...

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Joseph M. Clarke II (access required)

Roanoke Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Joseph M. Clarke II died July 19 in Cusco City, Peru, while traveling with his daughter, Sarah. He was 61. Born in Roanoke, Judge Clarke graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and received a law ...

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M. Caldwell Butler (access required)

Former U.S. Rep. and Roanoke lawyer M. Caldwell Butler died July 29. He was 89. Mr. Butler came to prominence in 1974 as a freshman member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee when he announced he would not support then-President ...

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Robert P. Buford III (access required)

Richmond lawyer Robert P. Buford III, who helped give the firm of Hunton & Williams an international presence, died July 20. He was 88. Mr. Buford grew up in Lawrence-ville, where his family had lived for generations. Upon graduating from ...

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William Park Lemmond Jr. (access required)

Retired Circuit Court Judge William Park Lemmond Jr. of Prince George died on July 7. He was 81. Judge Lemmond was a fighter pilot for nearly 23 years, flying with the U.S. Air Force, the Marine Corps and the Virginia ...

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James C. Turk (access required)

Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Turk of Radford died July 6 at his home. He was 91. Judge Turk was appointed by President Richard Nixon to the federal bench in 1972. He took senior status in 2002, and continued ...

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Albert M. Orgain IV (access required)

Richmond area aviator and attorney Albert M. Orgain IV died June 27 when the airplane he was piloting crashed in North Carolina. He was 75. A member of Sands, Anderson, Marks and Miller for 43 years, he served as the ...

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Charles P. Ajemian (access required)

Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney Charles Paul (Chuck) Ajemian died May 14 at his home from complications of scleroderma. He was 71. Mr. Ajemian was a graduate of St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia law school. He moved ...

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J. Glenwood Strickler Sr. (access required)

Roanoke lawyer John Glenwood Strickler Sr. died April 28. He was 86.  He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University and its law school.  He began law practice with his father, John O. Strickler, and T. L. Plunkett in ...

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Arthur F. Samuel (access required)

Longtime Richmond lawyer Arthur F. Samuel died April 15. He was 84. He practiced law for more than 50 years in Richmond, first with Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, then for 35 years with Robert Pustilnik before he went on ...

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